San Antonio – The third-ranked Tiger baseball team completed a three-game weekend sweep of Endicott (MA) College with Sunday's 13-11 victory.
Trinity allowed three runs in the top of the first inning to fall behind early, but the Tigers got two of the runs back in the bottom half of the inning. The Tiger pitching staff settled in after the rough start, and Trinity's offense kept rolling with at least one run in the first four innings.
The Tigers tied the game 3-3 with a run in the second, then took advantage of a leadoff triple to take a 4-3 lead after three innings of play. After four runs on five hits in the fourth, Trinity scored twice more in the fifth to make it a 10-3 ball game.
Endicott held Trinity scoreless for the first time in the game in the sixth inning, then plated a pair of runs in the seventh to cut into the lead. The Tigers weren't done scoring, though, getting both runs back to back in front by seven runs at 12-5.
After Endicott picked up two more runs in the eighth, Trinity answered once again with a run of its own in the bottom half of the inning to make it 13-7 going into the ninth.
The Gulls rallied in the final inning with back-to-back walks with one out. A single then loaded the bases to set up another walk that scored a run and made it 13-8. After an error brought in two more runs to make it 13-10, the tying run came to the plate with only one out. A deep fly ball to left nearly tied the game, but outfielder Evan McDonald made the catch against the wall for the second out. That sacrifice fly scored another run, but the Tigers avoided further damage to escape with the win.
The Tigers improve to 7-0 this season after earning the sweep, while Endicott fell to 0-3 to start their year.
Mason Meredith went 3-4 with three runs and four RBI in the game, hitting one of three triples by Trinity.
Jack Vonderhaar also had three hits to go with two runs and two RBI, collecting a triple of his own.
Michael Montrezza was the third Trinity player to get three hits in the game, as the Tiger team finished with a total of 15 hits on the day.
Cadhan McGahan (2-0) came on in relief in the first inning, picking up the victory after allowing just two runs (one earned) on four hits over 5.2 innings. He also recorded seven strikeouts to match his season-high from his first outing.
Trinity will open a three-game series with Babson (MA) College on Friday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m.